Board of Directors

Tara Gilfillan, CPA, CA

Ms. Gilfillan is a finance executive with over 20 years of business experience and has held several senior financial and operational roles in the mining industry. She has served as Principal and CFO/VP of a privately owned Corporate Development project engineering company focused on the mineral and metals industry. Tara has expertise in public reporting, business and tax strategy, acquisitions, risk review, setting up international operations and raising capital. She holds a business degree from Queen’s University.

Kevin Tanas, P.Eng.

Kevin is currently Principal, Metals and Mining Consulting with Wood Mackenzie, a research and consultancy business, and is focused in global mineral trade and price dynamics, fiscal strategy, and due diligence review. Previously, Kevin worked for RPMGlobal where he spent over 6 years as Principal with primary focus in technical advisory consulting for project feasibility, funding, development and operation. He also served as Vice President of Business Development, North America. Kevin has 20 years experience in mine technical study and review, financial modelling, and technology planning. Kevin's experience encompasses all stages of the mine's lifecycle of open pit and underground deposits. He has a strong understanding of the mining business model, operating philosophies and data management requirements for successful asset management. His operational and consulting experience spans the Americas, Africa and Australia. Kevin holds a B.Sc. in Mine Engineering from Queen's University and is a registered Professional Engineer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of MacDonald Mines Exploration Inc. and Honey Badger Exploration Inc.

Craig Scherba, P.Geol

Craig Scherba, P.Geol, was appointed a Director for the Company effective May 15th, 2011. A geologist since 2000, his expertise includes supervising large Canadian and international exploration. Mr. Scherba was an integral member of the exploration team that developed Nevsun Resources’ high grade gold, copper and zinc Bisha project in Eritrea.  Mr. Scherba is currently Vice President of Exploration of MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd., Red Pine Exploration Inc. and Honey Badger Exploration Inc.

Chad Gilfillan, P.Eng, CFA

Mr. Gilfillan is Senior Vice-President at Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc., an exempt market dealer focused on providing unique and innovative financing alternatives, growth opportunities, and market exposure for select mining companies. Mr. Gilfillan is a former precious metals, energy and resource fund portfolio manager with Natcan Investment Management and a buy-side mining and energy analyst at TD Asset Management. Prior to his work in capital markets, he was employed as a consulting engineer having worked on mining projects around the globe and across the resource company cycle: from exploration to feasibility, construction and operation. Mr. Gilfillan holds a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a CFA charterholder

Quentin Yarie, P.Geo.

Mr. Yarie is an experienced geophysicist and a successful entrepreneur with extensive project management and business development experience. He was previously the Business Development Officer at Geotech Ltd, a geo-physical airborne survey company, and a Senior Representative of Sales and Business Development for Aeroquest Limited. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Yarie was a partner of a specialized environmental and engineering consulting group where he managed a number of large projects including the ESA of the Sydney Tar Ponds, the closure of the Canadian Forces Bases in Germany and the Maritime and Northeast Pipeline Project. Mr. Yarie currently serves as President and CEO for MacDonald Mines Exploration Inc., and President and CEO for Red Pine Exploration Inc., both resource exploration companies headquartered in Toronto, Canada.